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Whether you’re having symptoms like chest pain or heart palpitations or need advice on an existing condition, you want a care team who understands your unique needs. At PeaceHealth, we diagnose and treat heart and vascular (also called cardiovascular) disease including heart conditions you’re born with (congenital), high blood pressure, heart failure, heart attack and more.
Our heart care team includes cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists, heart and vascular surgeons and rehabilitation specialists. They’ll help you heal and get back to doing what you love.
You can be confident you’ll be cared for by an experienced heart and vascular team. PeaceHealth offers:
We offer a variety of advanced treatments that can relieve your symptoms without open-heart surgery, including transcatheter aortic valve replacement or TAVR, Watchman and MitraClip for common heart valve and heart rhythm conditions. You'll work with a team that’s focused on helping you to feel better and recover more quickly.
PeaceHealth is one of the busiest, most respected centers in the region. PeaceHealth partners with Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) cardiovascular surgeons to bring you advanced, research-based treatments in an effort to improve outcomes.
PeaceHealth uses advanced technology and techniques to learn what’s causing your symptoms. Timely, accurate results allow your doctor to develop a treatment plan as soon as possible. That can give you the power to feel better, more quickly.
Our cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, electrophysiologists, interventional cardiologists, vascular surgeons and cardiac rehab specialists work as a team to offer you coordinated, seamless care and advanced treatments.
A heart arrhythmia is a heartbeat that’s too slow, too fast, or irregular. We treat many types of arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation (AFib), ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation.
AFib causes a fast, irregular heartbeat that makes your heart’s upper chambers quiver, rather than pump with force. This causes blood to pool in your heart, which can lead to a blood clot.
Similar to AFib, atrial flutter is a fast but steady heartbeat. Left untreated, it may lead to cardiomyopathy (enlarged heart muscle), stroke or heart attack.
Bradycardia refers to a slower-than-normal heartbeat. This can prevent the body from getting the blood oxygen it needs.
Long-term conditions such as COPD, diabetes and high blood pressure should be monitored on a routine basis.
Congenital heart defects are problems with the heart’s structure that develop before birth. These may include defects in the walls or valves and can include atrial septal defect, aortic stenosis, patent foramen ovale (PFO), ventricular septal defect (VSD) and valve stenosis.
Coronary artery disease is caused by a buildup of a fatty substance, called plaque, inside the arteries that supply blood to your heart. It’s a leading cause of heart attacks.
Heart attacks happen when an artery leading to your heart is blocked. This cuts off blood supply and causes damage to the heart muscle.
Also called congestive heart failure, heart failure takes place when your heart doesn’t pump enough blood. It’s caused by either stiffening or weakening of the heart muscle.
When one or more of the heart valves don't work properly, it changes the way your heart pumps blood.
If you have an artificial heart valve, it changes the way blood flows through your heart. Blood movement can also slow down around the valve itself. Both can cause a blood clot. If your valve replacement is made from animal or human tissue (biological valve), you’ll only need to take blood thinners for a short time after surgery while your body adjusts to the new valve.
High blood pressure happens when the force of blood pushing against your artery walls is higher than normal. Over time, this pressure stretches and damages the arteries, which leads to heart and vascular disease.
Atherosclerosis is a condition caused when your blood vessels become narrow from a buildup of a fatty substance called plaque. This condition can raise your risk of a blood clot. Plaque that forms in the arteries in your heart is called coronary artery disease. When plaque forms in your arms and legs, it’s known as peripheral artery disease. Your doctor may also prescribe blood thinners if you’re at risk for a stroke or you’ve had one, or if you have a deep vein thrombosis.
Conditions that affect your blood vessels include aortic aneurysms (bulge in the major blood vessel), carotid artery disease, peripheral artery disease, deep vein thrombosis (blood clot in a vein) and others. We also treat varicose veins and spider veins.